Wilde said, some cause happiness wherever they go, some whenever they go. You may argue it's an over simplistic way of seeing it, but on certain occasions, it does apply like that to a certain degree. Some people are wounded too tight, keeping all to themselves for various complicated reasons, that when they finally open their mouths it's negativity that comes out of it.
Honestly? It's tiring.
When you haven't heard from someone or haven't talked to them in awhile, only to hear the first words out of them are variations of, 'I hate it when...', 'I'm so sick of...', 'damn it all...'.
Really now? Instead of 'Hi, how have you been?', 'I know this is lame, but I just heard the best joke ever...', 'Good day, right. Long time no see. Got good news to swap?', I'm supposed to handle a conversation with a witty opening one liner from The Grinch's closet...? Lovely. I don't suppose I can meet you again tomorrow for a follow up? Just fascinating conversation.
And technology doesn't help it any better. It's such a great feeling to stretch your back, pick up your phone and opening a text, an IM message, or an email consisted of scintillating topics like that.
I'm not saying we can't share our troubles and ask other for emotional supports.
I'm not saying we should bottle it all up and play the Jester all the time.
I'm saying, take a little time to acknowledge all the good things aside from the bad things that has happened and currently happening within our lives. Weight it all fairly, so our views won't be too skewed with pent up negativity.
So that there won't come a time when you find yourself implode or explode somewhere along the way.
(And, honestly? Is it not better to share a laugh than to share anger? Share a smile, share tears if you will, share a silence if you need be, but don't ask me to share your anger, I have enough of my own without having to inflict it in return on others. And it won't be fair to them, so I won't, so do me the same courtesy, thank you.)
Listen: there's a hell of a good universe next door; let's go
E.E. Cummings - 'pity this busy monster, manunkind
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